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John Constable, 1776–1837, British
Sketch for "The Haywain"
ca. 1820
Oil on canvas laid to paper
Support (PTG): 4 7/8 x 7 inches (12.4 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
barges (flat-bottomed watercraft) | building | chimneys (architectural elements) | figures | house | impasto | men | path | tree
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Stour | United Kingdom
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

John Constable - A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1969-04-30 - 1969-11-01)

John Constable (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 1986-01 - 1986-06)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2007-02 - 2007-04-08)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (National Gallery of Art, 2006-10 - 2007-01)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (Tate Britain, 2006-06-01 - 2006-08-28)

Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings (National Gallery, London, 2018-06-13 - 2018-10-07)

Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018-01-29 - 2018-05-13)

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Paul Arthur Cheramy, La collection Cheramy, catalogue raisonné précédé d'études sur les maitres principaux de la collection , R. Piper et Cie, Munich, 1908, No. 46, NJ18 C42328 A12 M45+ (LSF)

Kenneth Clark, John Constable, The hay wain, in the National gallery, London , no. 5, P. Lund, Humphries & company ltd, London, 1944, p. 5, ND497.C7

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 58-59, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, Constable, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK & New York, NY, 1986, pp. 128-9, pl. 126, NJ18 C74 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, pp. 115-16, no. 291, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA)

Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the life of John Constable, R.A., The Medici Society, Ltd., London, UK, 1937, opp. p. 109, pl. 66, NJ18 C74 L47 1937 (YCBA)

John Constable, a selection of paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1969, pp. 36-37, no. 32, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA)

National Gallery, London, The British school, Publications Dept., National Gallery, London, 1959, p. 13, ND461 L6 1959 (YCBA)

Leslie Parris, Constable, Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1991, p. 203, fig. 67, NJ18 C74 P372 1991 + (YCBA)

Leslie Parris, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, Book Review , Burlington Magazine, Vol. 127, No.984, March 1985, pp. 165, 168, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, p. 70 (v.1), no. 21.3, pl. 215 (v. 2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Constable, the natural painter, Panther, St. Albans, UK, 1976, pp. 66-67, NJ18 C74 R48 1976 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 27 (v.1)..., no. 86, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Andrew Shirley, John Constable, R. A., Medical Society, London, 1944, p. 22, no. 66, pl. 66, NJ18 C74 S55 (YCBA)

Alastair Smart, Constable and his country, Elek, London, 1976, pp. 84, 135-7, NJ18 C74 S62 (YCBA)

Basil Taylor, Constable, paintings, drawings and watercolours; , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, pp. 199-200..., no. 70, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA)

Exhibition of paintings by John Constable, 1776-1837, 8th July to 30th August, 1952 at the Guildhall Art Gallery. , The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1952, p.6, no. 25, NJ18 C74 E95 1952 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 78 (v.1), no. 102, pl. 42 (v.2), ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

The catalogue of a centenary memorial exhibition of John Constable, his origins and influence : illustrating the various periods of his work, also the work of his predecessors, and his influence on the art of his successors : 21st April to 29th May, 1937, held at Messrs. Wildenstein's Galleries , Wildenstein Galleries, London, 1937, p. 29, no. 46, NJ18 C74 T87 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, no. 48, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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